Modern Languages (including degrees in French, German, Italian, & Spanish)
What Can I Do With A Major In Modern Languages?
Department of Modern Languages offers a wide variety of language, culture, and
literature courses that not only provide students with an aesthetic
appreciation of the representative languages but also gives them a better
understanding of self, of other cultures, and of the complexities of human
pursuing a degree in one of the modern languages recognize that the world in
which we live and work is global, interdependent, dynamic, and pluralistic. They
study communication from the perspective that it involves cultural, linguistic,
and social dimensions of language. The overall goal is to teach students to
communicate beyond their native language in order to participate effectively in
The ability to speak another language fluently, to understand and work within
another culture, and to think critically about your world are invaluable assets
in today's global world of work. Employment opportunities exist for modern
language graduates in many different areas. Government, business, education,
and the non-profit sector all have entry level positions for multi-skilled
graduates, including those who speak another language.
Visit CCSU’s Modern Languages Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
American Association for Applied Linguistics
The American Association of Language Specialists
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign
American Institute for Foreign Study
Language Jobs USA.com
Learn Foreign Languages
I Love Languages: Your Guide to Languages
on the Web
International Affairs Forum
Institute of International Education
Modern Language Association
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and
The United Nations (UN)
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
Communication majors may find
experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your
skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op
placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate
for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and
job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for communication majors.
This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation
and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings,
please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Americorps/Aspiracorps - Americorps/Aspriacorps Member
ING - Bilingual Customer Contact Center Representative
JobPro - Human Resources Assistant
Kuhn Employment Opportunities - Bi-Lingual Employment Specialist